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Charlemagne's Kingdom

8808 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-2200
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Helen
Type: Tours, Museums
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Attempted to visit about 12:30 today, a gentleman who I suppose is the owner met me at the door and said they were "closing right now, not many people had been in today." OK, what was I, chopped liver?!?!?! He was just then putting out the 'closed' sign, did not even give me the opportunity to go in, or ask... More

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Columbia SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The gentleman that owns this train-highway-landscape layout is an artist. Be sure to take your time examining all the detail work that went in to building this display. You will see highway accidents and catastrophies on the top of roller coasters and the whole time several trains are meandering through mountainside tunnels and towns. Some of the better views are... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a labor of love for the owner. Such detail, you've got to see it for yourself. The lighting isn't great for pictures but you can make do - I did.

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Pensacola, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nicely done train layout with attention to detail. This was probably at its peak 10 - 15 years ago. Many items do not work, but many do. Several trains running, with appropriate. Glockenspeil advertised as being there broken for last several years. Gift shop on premises. Owner very knowledgeable.$5 entry fee

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you love trains, well then you will be blown away when you walk into this place. I believe the owner and his wife told me that they have been building this for over 30 years. Always adding and changing scenes. This was my favorite place to see. I love trains so much that I bought a HO train set... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The gentleman was very nice. I think he said he has been working on this for 30 years. You can see the love. The settings are awesome...I wish more trains were running. $5

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Cartersville, Georgia, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very nice display of trains and villages. Though I would have liked to see more trains running. Seemed like most were parked. Interesting place for kids. Might be more fun if the owner would hide things and make a list of items to find - Kids would take more time looking at all the different displays. You can get discounts... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This guy is great, and so passionate! What train enthusiast doesn't dream of a room full of his trains? This guy's got a whole warehouse and you have to climb stairs to get on the top level of it. Lots of lovingly created Bavarian scenes -- even hot air balloons! The gift shop is full of wooden toys, which I... More

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Largo, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to Charlemagne's Kingdom, an Alpine Model Railroad Museum and saw HO Scale German Model Railroads traveling through various terrain and architecture of Germany. It took us about 1.5 hours to go through the museum and we still don't know if we saw everything. The detail that was put into the display was truly awesome. There were several little... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Not many true Germans own businesses in Helen.....this is the exception. Just check the hours and days they are open as they are somewhat limited. Fabulous layout and model train display. The toy shop is great. My niece and nephew did not want to leave!!!! This experience is museum quality and worth the few dollars we paid to see it!!!... More

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